Winter Open Studios: Jeremy Mayer

Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters then reassembles the components into anatomically correct human figures. He does this reassembly without soldering, gluing, welding, wiring, and without using any part that doesn’t come from a typewriter. Meet Jeremy and see his sculptures at Norton Factory’s Winter Open Studios on Saturday, December 6 from…

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Katherine Meyer

Katherine Meyer makes 3×4 foot charcoal drawings, and much of her work depicts SF Bay parklands, as well as the high desert of New Mexico and the coast of Maine. Regardless of the location, every drawing is meant to invoke the restorative power of nature when we can experience it…

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Announcing Norton Factory Winter Open Studios

Join us Saturday, December 6th, from 4 to 9 p.m.
View the studios of our 24 resident artists, listen to live jazz, and enjoy a pint from Ale Industries!

We will are also excited to announce our first exhibition, PLUS or MINUS, in our gallery.
Norton Factory Exhibiting Artists
Kanna Aoki

Janet Bartlett Goodman

Bar Davi

Heather Day


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Winter Open Studios Artist: Tricia Rissmann

Tricia Rissmann is a painter who is drawn to balance, color and especially to texture, form and words.

In her contemporary abstract and mixed media paintings, her passion is fueled by the exploration of the emotive properties of color. Tricia’s paintings are depictions of intuitive expressions inspired from both dream and…

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Ariane Owens

Ariane Owens makes pottery using traditional Majolica techniques.  She works from her home in West Oakland and is inspired by local artists and ancient craft. She draws from her mother’s passed on ceramic and painting skills, and is currently studying Interior Design.

Winter Open Studios Artist: Lisa Pfeiffer

Lisa Pfeiffer, a Norton Factory resident artist, will open her studio ONLY Sunday the 8th and will be selling signed original prints and t-shirts for $20.

Come and get a glimpse of the first stages of work in her new series debuting this spring!

And check out her blog for updates fresh from…

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Holiday Fair Artist: Sylvia Ahern

Sylvia Ahern, now retired from corporate life, has reinvented herself as a textiles craftsperson and we are very excited to have her showing her unique and beautiful felted scarves, hats, gloves, and booties!

Of her work she says, “Some people call wet felting and nuno felt (wool laminated with silk woven…

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Erin Mitchell

Combining a wide range of print, drawing, and painting techniques, Erin Mitchell creates works that explore the relationships between our rapidly changing world and the weight and immediacy of our own unique experiences.

After receiving her BFA in Printmaking/Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis, Erin’s work has been featured in…

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Winter Open Studios Artist: Howie Katz

Howie Katz, a Norton Factory resident artist, will open his studio and show his interactive installation “WARNING: This may give you cancer” which uses software and projections to simulate your chances of getting cancer. The simulation is driven by a Geiger counter which detects ambient radiation. The faux-marble floor of…

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Winter Open Studios Guest Artist: nuu

Nuchada Prypiroonrojn will showing and selling her beautiful, elegant jewelry next weekend at Norton Factory’s Winter Open Studios and Arts and Crafts Fair.  View more of her work at

Of her work, Nuchada says,

“My passion for form, simplicity, and salient details has grown in me since I was an architecture student.  It’s…

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